September 24, 2020
Media Contact: Robert Parker, public information officer, Western Region, email@example.com
HEALTH ADVISORIES LIFTED FOR SLATE CREEK IN BUCHANAN COUNTY
(LEBANON, Virginia) — The Virginia Department of Health’s advisories for a portion of Slate Creek in Buchanan County have been lifted.
On September 14, 2020, VDH warned against human and pet contact due to an ongoing sewage overflow from a broken sewer main. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality reported that the discharge has currently ceased and the health advisories are no longer in effect, according to Cumberland Plateau Health District Environmental Health Manager Brian Stanley.
The advisories extended along Slate Creek from the intersection of state route 83 and Bluegill Road downstream to the creek’s confluence with the Levisa River at the intersection of routes 83 and 460 in Grundy, in Buchanan County.
For more information on recreational water safety, call 276-935-4591 or see “Safely Enjoy Virginia’s Natural Waters” at www.SwimHealthyVA.com.
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